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NBC
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am EST
engel and his crew are safe after being kidnapped in syria. they had not been heard from since thursday. nbc reports that they had been held captive by an unknown group not loyal to the assad regime. the kidnappers attempted to transport them when they hit a checkpoint and gunfire erupted. everyone in that crew is safe. they're out of the country, back in turkey of the we'll follow the story throughout the morning. stay with us for updates. >>> there is rain on the radar right now. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with with us now for what it means to us. tom, good morning. >> that rain is in to west virginia now. it's coming from an upper level disturbance that been moving in along a front that's going to sweep in later today and bring us gusty winds. getting sprinkles of rain. much of west virginia into southeastern ohio, western pennsylvania. this disturbance going to pass right over our region here by later this morning and early afternoon. ahead of that, we've got some chilly temperatures. these areas in blue in the 40s. our northern, western suburbs as well as in the
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm EST
tuesday evening on c-span. >> our guest on "newsmakers" is congressman eliot engel, democrat of new york. thanks for being here this week. >> let me introduce our two reporters. tim mak is a staff writer for "politico." josh rogin is a staff writer at "foreign policy" magazine. >> senator kerry will be nominated to be the next secretary of state. i went to get your first reaction to this and whether you think he is a better nominee than susan rice. >> i think in the world of john kerry -- i supported him for president. why wouldn't i support him for secretary of state? he is knowledgeable of foreign policy. he has chaired the foreign relations committee in the senate, knows all the issues. he understands the politics. he understands the electoral politics as well. i think it is an excellent choice. i think he will be very good secretary of state. susan rice withdrew from the nomination. i do not think it is fair to compare it the two. i think john kerry will be an excellent secretary. >> why you think it is not fair to compare the two? >> the rumor was that she was his first choice,
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 10:00am EST
bipartisan. >> it is a complicated world. our time is up. thank you very much, mr. engel. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> and mr. by questioning the effectiveness of the foreign affairs committee. -- let me start by questioning the effectiveness of the foreign affairs committee. what are the prospects for this committee going forward having relevance? >> both the house foreign affairs committee and the senate foreign relations committee have been largely relevant for many years. they do not pass authorization bills, which is their primary responsibility. the bills they do pass are often ideological and partisan. the senate foreign relations committee can at least confirm nominations. the house does not even do that. what we're hearing today from congressman engel and from bob corker is that they want their jobs to matter. the want to bring these committees back to some sort of position of prominence. it is not clear that is going to succeed. the republican side of the committee, you will h
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 6:30pm EST
. our own richard engel and his crew set free after being kidnapped for five days inside syria. tonight we'll hear from richard about what happened and how they made it out. >>> is there a deal in sight on that so-called fiscal cliff? that may hinge on how both sides define "rich." >>> and making a difference. it started as a simple idea. just being kind. tonight ann curry reports on the overwhelming response now being felt around the world. "nightly news" begins now. 6 captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> four days since the tragedy that altered our entire country, the gun lobby has spoken its first words on the subject. 9 national rifle association, routine teenl referred to as the most powerful lobbying in the country have been silent out of respect for the victims after one man took 28 lives including his own, 20 little school children in newtown, connecticut. along with mental health the gun control debate has come roar into the american conversation in addition the nra is promising to say more at a news conference at the end of the week. we begin with tom cos
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm EST
corporate den richard engel is speaking for the first time since syrian kidnappers released him and his production team. bullets were flying as they made their escape overght in the middle of a fire fight along the northwestern boarder with turkey. this started last thursday when the news team crossed into syria from turkey. engel says at least a dozen gunmen jumped out of the reese and captured them. engel believes the kidnappers were part of syrian president al assad's regime which has been struggling to stay in power in the face of a rebel uprising twins 2011. engel described what happened after the ambush. >> reporter: they kept us blindfolded, bound, we weren't physically beaten orator toured. it was lot of psychological torture, threats of being killed, the -- kidnappers saw this checkpoint, started -- a gunfight and two of the kidnappers were killed. we climbed out of the vehicle and the rebels took us. >> my family, my brother, my parents, my wife. when we were preede yesterday, rescued by the rebels, one of the happiest moments of my life. >> nbc news says it had no contact wit
FOX News
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm PST
released in syria, but they escaped after a firefight. we will hear from richard engel about the psychological torture he encured at the hands of the syrian regime. you take the picture. you ed it the picture. you post the picture online and now facebook's new acquisition will sell that picture without paying you or even telling you. >> a kidnapping, and days of psychological torture, a firefight between firefights and pro government thugs that is what a veteran journalists survived in war torn syria the man in question is the nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent, richard engel who once worked here. he and his team were traveling with a group of rebels near the border with turkey and iranian-trained gunman loyal to bashar al-assad ambushed them, executed at least one of the rebels, and took them into captivity. >> they kept us blindfolded, bound, we we were not physically beaten, but psychological torture, threats of being killed, saying we would have to choose who would be shot first. >>shepard: as they were blindfolded they wondered what was going on. richard engel says
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 8:00pm EST
happy ending. tonight we'll tell you how nbc's richard engel escaped from his kidnappers. >> i'm very happy that we're able this morning. >> thanks for watching. it may be a rare moment in gun history, but the nation is focused on gun control following the massacre in connecticut. the national rifle association finally broke its silence on the newtown shooting. a statement released today by the organization said, in part, the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. the language is similar to president obama's call for meaningful action, but contribution from the nra remains to be seen. but several republican politicians are already headed in the direction of change. michigan governor rick snyder saw republicans in his state legislature pass a bill to allow guns in schools and day care centers. the bill was passed one day before the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. today the republican governor vetoed the bill. according to the detroit news, snyder vetoed the bill because it wouldn't allow schools and other public locations to opt o
MSNBC
Dec 17, 2012 10:00pm EST
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MSNBC
Dec 17, 2012 10:00pm PST
engel. join me. [ nyquil bottle ] you know i relieve coughs, sneezing, fevers... [ tylenol bottle ] me too! and nasal congestion. [ tissue box ] he said nasal congestion. yeah...i heard him. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. >>> 26 funerals. that's when this little town of newtown, connecticut, faces over the next week. coming up, two former students of the principal who lost her life inside that school trying to save her students. that's coming up. >> charlotte, daniel, olivia, josephine, ana -- >> the first two funerals for the 20 children murdered here in friday's massacre in newtown, connecticut, were held today. a funeral was held in newtown for jack pinto. jack was a 6-year-old. mourners say he was buried wearing the jersey of the football player he idolized, new york giants wide receiver viktor cruz. cruz spoke to the pinto family on saturday and played sunday's game with the words "jack pinto, my hero, written on his cleats. a funeral was also held today in fairfield, connecticut, for noah pozne
MSNBC
Dec 17, 2012 7:00pm PST
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FOX
Dec 18, 2012 4:30am PST
dozens of bombs across the country after suffering a stroke. >>> richard engel is safe after he and his crew were held captive for five days in syria. two kidnappers were killed by assyrian rebel group. ingle and -- richard engel and his team are now okay. >> i am glad to see he is doing well. >> yes. >>> we will show you off the 80 freeway as you come off to the mcarthur maze, it looks good to the bayridge toll plaza area and if you want a good drive there are no problems on the bridge. same thing here in san jose airport area, they are doing very well. here is steve. >>> thank you. we have mostly clear skies off the coast we will have some build ups later on and the dry land has more support over land. we have 12 to 14 degrees cooler than it was this time yesterday. 26 up in tahoe. we had 54 and 55 degrees. that cold air will continue to set in. sunny and breezy as clouds build and a few showers to the north, maybe northern sonoma county, it will be in the upper 20s which would not surprise me and then friday all the way into the weekend, it looks to be ending christmas eve. >>> f
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm EST
something about guns. >>> held hostage. our own richard engel and his crew set free after being kidnapped for five days inside syria. tonight we'll hear from richard about what happened and how they made it out. >>> is there a deal in sight on that so-called fiscal cliff? that may hinge on how both side define "rich." >>> and making a difference. it started as a simple idea, just being kind. tonight ann curry reports on the overwhelming response now being felt around the world. overwhelming response now being felt around the world. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television 6 captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. four days now since the tragedy that altered our entire country. the gun lobby has spoken its first words on the subject. the national rifle association, the nra, which is routinely referred to as the most powerful grassroots lobbying organization in this country, has been silent. they said today out of respect for the victims. ever since a troubled young man with four firearms took 28 lives, including his own, 20 of them li
NBC
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
richard engel saw it firsthand, standing our chief correspondent richard engel saw it firsthand, standing by in cairo tonight, good evening, richard. >> reporter: good evening, brian, the egyptian president, mohamed morsy, supporters of the muslim brotherhood want a strong president and want more islamic law. his opponents say the president is forcing an islamic agenda down their throat. and today, the two sides clashed. on the doorstep of egypt's presidential palace, leading clashes, the fighting injured hundreds. the fighting is very fluid, sometimes the anti-morsy demonstrators, those right here will make advances just a few yards then get driven back. there are no police here, they are just two sides facing each other in the streets. as one side advances the other retreats. demonstrators kept police from the scene. there is still mistrust here, during the revolution of hosni mubarak. there were cheers as the police withdrew mubarak. >> when the egyptian people go >> when the egyptian people go out again in the streets, they never go back. they must win, otherwise the muslim brotherhoo
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm EST
richard engel is free from his captors in syria. we'll have that story next. wit. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. there is limited data on how these drugs compare when warfarin is well managed. no routine blood monitoring means bob can spend his extra time however he likes. new zealand! xarelto® is just one pill a day, taken with the evening meal. and with no dietary restrictions, bob can eat the healthy foods he likes. do not stop taking xarelto® rivar
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 4:30am EST
goff. >>> reports that nbc news richard engel was missing surfaced online. this is what the statement says. after being kidnapped and held for five days inside syria by an unknown group, nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel and his production crew members have been freed unharmed. we're pleased to report, they are safely out of the country. some websites earlier reported engel was missing after turkish media filed reports that the u.s. journalist along with a turkish journalist that he usually travels with and works a lot with disappeared on thursday. so some comforting news early on this tuesday. back to you. >> angie goff live for us with that breaking news. angie, thank you. >>> the time right now is 4:54. coming up, a 13-year-old girl gets her wish had her fight for equality. one toy at a time. how the makers of the easy-bake oven are making changes. >> w did you get chips for the party? nope. cheese plate? cheese plate...nope. i made something better. ♪ you used the oven? boom ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea.
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 5:00am EST
dogs gives them some relief in sadness. >>> we have some good information about richard engel who was reporting in the middle east. it says after being kidnapped and held for nearly five days inside syria by an unknown group, richard engel and his production crew have been freed and unharmed. >> here is your first look at scrambled politics. as anti-gun advocates rallied, the nra took down its facebook page. the group has not commented on the school shootings in connecticut. >>> bill chummily is proposing a bill that would criminalize implementation of barack obama's 2010 health care law. >>> senator john kerry of massachusetts suspected to be president obama's choice to replace secretary of state hillary clinton, but because of the connecticut shootings the announcement will be delayed until later this week. >>> some top newspapers are complaining about the mitt romney campaign sending them bills for reporters covering the campaign. they say they were egregious charges for meals and $745 for a vice presidential debate viewing party. >>> and former italian prime minister silvia berlus
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 5:00am EST
. since we first reported about the kidnapping of richard engel, we've learned new details. nbc news saying that the chief foreign correspondent along with his crew was freed from his captors in syria. engel was kidnapped and held for five days and eventually freed in syria after a firefight at a checkpoint on monday. nbc news has come out and said we're pleased to report they are safely out of the country. the captors were unidentified and were not believed to be assad loyalists. they didn't ask for money or a ransom of any kind. engel and his crew, this is new background information we got, disappeared shortly after crossing into northwest syria from turkey on thursday. we're being told he was abducted, the crew was blindfolded, they were tossed in the back of a truck and brought to an undisclosed location. the good news is they're saying that no one was physically harmed. the network did not have contact actually with engel or any members of his crew until he was freed on monday. that's the latest. now back to you. >> breaking news here at home. police in prince george's county cu
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 11:00am EST
reporter richard engel talks about being held captive for five days in syria. hear how he and his crew were kept this constant fear for their lives. i'm barbara harrison. >> and i'm keith russell. >> a true story of relief after our colleague was captured in syria. >> richard engel and his crew are safe arrest enduring psychological torture for five days in that war-torn country. angie joins us with more on this harrowing story. >> reporter: good morning. the face of nbc news known for covering some of the world's most dangerous stories found himself in the headlines after disappearing with his crew in syria. >> i'm very happy that we're able to do this shot this morning. >> we're in good health, we're okay. >> reporter: on the "today" show after a terrifying five days of being captive. earlier this morning we got our first glimpse and he talked about the traumatic experience. >> we were with some gunmen, rebels who were escorting us. theyxecuted one of them on the spot and they kept us blindfolded, bound. we were not physically beaten or tortured. it was a lot of psychological torture
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
. >>> ahead on "reliable sources" a harrowing ordeal in syria for richard engel. risk-taking reporters in just a moment. who do you think i am, quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, our amazingly useful mortgage calculator app allows you to quickly calculate your mortgage payment based on today's incredibly low interest rates... right from your iphone or android smartphone. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪ >>> richard engel is one of those reporters who just can't stay away from danger from iraq to afghanistan, from lebanon to egypt. magnetically attracted to war zones. i was sickened to learn that he and his crew had been kidnapped what engel later described as progovernment militants in syria. >> hello, how are you? >> sigh of relief. it was announced that he was safe inside neighboring turkey. he later popped up on "today" show to describe what happened. >> a group of gunmen just literally jumped out of the trees and bushes. they dragged us out of the car. >> what followed was a five-day ordeal that is chilling to listen to. >> we weren't physically be
MSNBC
Dec 21, 2012 9:00pm PST
engel after the harrowing ordeal at the hands of kidnappers. richard is here tonight for the interview. that's ahead. this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. hurry in for a droid incredible 4g lte by htc for $49.99. >>> president obama announced today his first nominee to his second term cabinet. it has been 45 day news since the election. this is the president's first official nomination for his cabinet. now historically speaking, this is rather late. it's taken him longer than president reagan after he was reelected, longer than president bush after he was reelect, longer than president clinton. but today president obama did it. he announced today that he wants senator john kerry to be his next secretary of state to replace hillary clinton. one of the reasons we may have had this announcement today, as andrea mitchell pointed out today, is that the white house finally had time to deal with this issue only because congress cleare
MSNBC
Dec 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
richard engel after the harrowing ordeal at the hands of kidnappers. richard is here tonight for the interview. that's ahead. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon, whose long dy setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. wears off. [ female announcer ] stop searching and start repairing. eucerin professional repair moisturizes while actually repairing very dry skin. the end of trial and error has arrived. try a free sample at eucerinus.com. >>> president obama announced today his first nominee to his second term cabinet. it has been 45 day news since the election. this is the president's first official nomination for his cabinet. now historically speaking, this is rather late. it's taken him longer than president reagan after he was reelected, longer than president bush after he was reelect, longer than president clinton. but today president obama did it. he announced today that he wants senator john kerry to be his next secr
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm EST
florida, ms. ros-lehtinen, and the gentleman from new york, mr. engel, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: i thank the speaker, and i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and to insert extraneous materials into the record on this measure. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. ros-lehtinen: i thank the speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for as much time as she wishes to consume. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in strong support of house resolution 134, introduced by my good friend and colleague from illinois, mr. dold. house resolution 134 condemns the iranian regime's persecution of iran's baha'i minority. baha'i are the largest non-muslim population in iran, numbering over 300,000 members in iran alone. mr. speaker, this resolution marks the 12th congressional action urging the iranian regime to end its persecution of the baha'i minority. and still baha'is
PBS
Dec 19, 2012 3:00pm PST
comgressman eliot engel of new york, who will become that committee's ranking member in the next term. congressman royce, let me start with you. what's the key thing we learned from this report? where do you see the main failure? >> well, i think the main failure when you read the report is in management at senior levels because when you had on the ground was not only an ambassador but other personnel warning that al qaeda camps were growing, explaining that they felt that they were at risk personally, asking for support-- which was not forth come ago and coming to the conclusion that washington was not concerned about their security needs. so all of that comes out in the memos. and i think what has to be addressed is why not only was the preparation not there, but somebody forgot to circle the calendar on 9/11. there was no attempt or no effective way, i guess, desploid should this happen that we could come in with a quick-reaction team and assist them if they come under attack. eight-hour firefight, no assistance through that period. >> eliot engel, do you read it any differently? "
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
reporter richard engel is free and safe. he was held captive for five days in syria, and highlights the danger in the shadows there. as the rebels and the terrorists and president assad wrestles for power, i want to bring in abc's foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz. >> reporter: good evening match truly terrifying ordeal for richard engel and his crew. they were ambushed by more than a dozen heavily armed men, believed to be loyalists to assad's government. one of the rebels they were with was executed on the spot in front of them. they were blindfolded, hands bound and threatened with death. he talked about it after he was freed this morning. >> they made us choose who would be shot first. and when we refused there were mock shootings. they pretended to shoot gazi several times. >> reporter: gazi is one of the crew. they escaped with the help of rebels at a check point after a fire fight where two of the kidnappers were killed. there is still a young american freelance journalist, austin tice, who has been held hostage since august in syria. and this is all a reminder how out
FOX
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST
vwdealer.com today. >>> richard engel was released after being held captive for five days. that is chief foreign correspondent richard engel and they were kidnapped last thursday, they crossed into syria from turkey and they were tied and blind folded until they were released following a gun battle at that checkpoint. >> we are very happy to be out and to be back in turkey. we love being here, we love this country and we appreciate the help. the last five days are days we would rather forget. >> richard engel speaks flaunt arabic. he said they were not physically abused and they would ask him which hostage should be shot first and when they refused there were mock shootings. >>> they sold a plane to late pop star jenny rivera have a. they were killed in that plane crash. the l.a. times reports, in 2001 a ban backed out to purchase from the same executive. they sued saying the plane was unacceptable. a public memorial was held. >>> a deal could be close and as carla campbell reports from our washington d.c. newsroom, they believe an agreement could be reached, here is more. >> reporter: t
NBC
Nov 30, 2012 5:30pm PST
today. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel has more from cairo. >> reporter: tens of thousands came, down with morsy, they shouted. leave, leave. what a change for the new egyptian president. just last week, he won praise from mediating an end to the gaza crisis. but then, riding high, morsy shocked the country, declaring his decisions above the law. leaving parliament and the courts virtually powerless. now his loyalists have pushed through a new constitution in a single day. judges call it illegal. but they have been silenced. it triggered a wave of protests. the anger is also directed to the united states, people say president obama has gone too far to embrace the muslim brotherhood and has been too quick to praise president morsy, only making him bolder to take this controversial power grab. the demonstrators say the new constitution favors the islamic extremists, and allows citizens to become morality police, and doesn't protect women enough. >> they're trying to ruin the country. this eighteen-year-old student says that the area is dominated by the religious zealots. >>.
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 5:30am EST
an unknown group, richard engel and his production crew members have been freed unharmed. they are safely out of the country. richard one of the best reporters on the planet, covering stories from egypt to north korea and we are extremely happy to have him and his crew safe. we'll be right back. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn
Telemundo
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
cadena hermana nbc, "richard engel" y cuatro miembros de su equipo de produccin escaparon ilesos tras cinco das de cautiverio en siria take vo ---los periodistas haban sido capturados por hombres armados y encapuchados poco despus de ingresar a siria desde turqua el jueves pasado. ---engel dice que el lunes, cuando eran trasladados de un lugar a otro, se encontraron con un retn de rebeldes donde hubo un intercambio de fuego y logr escapar ---se conocio que un traductor del equipo murio, mientras que los periodistas fueron torturados sicologicamen te. blanca --la ciudad de berkeley se pronuncio en contra del uso de aviones no tripulados para combatir la delincuencia... take vo ---el concejo de la ciudad planea declarar la ciudad como "libre de drones" que es como se conoce a este tipo de naves. ---esto se da luego de que varios residentes protestaran por la decision del condado de alameda de adquirir aviones no tripulados para vigilar sus ciudades. ---el jefe de la policia de berkeley dijo que no esta en sus planes adquirir este tipo de aviones. cesar ---en medio de la tristeza qu
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
. richard engel reports syrians are struggling to deal with the blood shet. >> reporter: parts of syria that are controlled by the rebels, there is no talk at all to finding a peaceful solution. the trips and meetings of hillary clinton with the u.n. and her russian counterpart, there's no hope for a diplomatic solution. instead what the people talk about are the suffering of the people. this house was bombed by mistake. the people who lived here lived next to a rebel commander. now they're homeless. there is also tremendous economic difficulties here. the syrian currency is worth about half of what it was worth when the war began. a loaf of bread costs 20 times what it did just a few months ago. but despite all of this the rebels are making advances. they say they hope to soon control the city of aleppo, the country's commercial capital. after that, damascus. richard engel, nfc news. >>> this morning latin music fans around the world are lourng the death of jenny rivera. the 43-year-old grammy nominee and six others died early sunday when their small plane crashed in rough terrain in northe
MSNBC
Dec 21, 2012 2:00am PST
by dueling delivery guys. >>> plus, richard engel describes being held captive and not knowing if he'd live or die. his compelling story next on "first look." ♪ if it wasn't for you ♪ don't know what i'd do ♪ i'd have nothing to prove [ male announcer ] zales is the diamond store. save 25 percent off an amazing selection storewide, now through monday. an amazing selection storewide, try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> some stories making news this morning. vice president joe biden
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
engel described the kidnapping he, producer and photographer endured in syria. forces ambushed the group last thursday across the border with turkey. the crew escaped in a fire fight between captors and syrian rebels. >> they kept us blindfolded, bound, threats of being killed. they made us choose which one of us would be shot first. the kidnappers saw this checkpoint. started -- a gunfight with it. two of the -- two of the kidnappers were killed. we climbed out of the vehicle. and, the rebels took us. >>> engel believes kidnappers were loyal to syrian president, bashar al-assad. >>> late senator daniel inouye, is receiving an honor, his body will lie in state inside the capitol rotunda, something often reserved for presidents. the senator died yesterday of respiratory complications and he was 88. he was hawaii's senator for half a century and second longest serving member of the senate. the senator was also a world war ii hero, resip ynt cipient of t of honor. >> suspected serial slasher is back in the county. accused of attacking nine women at shopping malls in our areas by cutting the
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 1:05am PST
the city's engel side district. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman know. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the corner. there was some smoke damage to the house next to it. one person has been confirmed de
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 2:30am PST
citizens from the country. with rebel forces closing in on the capital, damascus, richard engel witnessed firsthand the tough fighting still being waged in the larger city of aleppo. >> reporter: the syrian regime appears to be cracking but the rebels remain outgun and unable to protect civilians, especially in aleppo. an ancient once-bustling city the size of chicago. we followed a rebel fighter. we're going to go to one of your sniper positions. he runs across intersections exposed to government fire and joins his unit. they peek around corners, fire at government soldiers. and shout insults at them. "i joined this revolt because of the tyranny and for religion, because for 40 years we have been oppressed" says this sniper, who painted furniture before the war. the fighting has left this once beautiful city devastated. historic mosques destroyed, bread lines, gas shortages, power outages. this was one of the only hospitals residents say available to the opposition. now that it's been destroyed, the rebels could only provide the most basic of first aid for their wounded. this c
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 2:30am PST
advances continuing much of the countryside and the open road. richard engel amazingly made his way inside syria and filed this report just outside of the nation's largest city, aleppo. >> reporter: as this conflict drags on the people are suffering, but also showing a tremendous amount of resilience. this house was bombed by mistake. the people who lived here lived next to a rebel commander. now they're homeless. aside from the damage, and there is extensive damage in this part of syria just on the outskirts of the city of aleppo, there are also tremendous economic difficulties. the syrian currency is now worth about half of what it was worth before this war started. a loaf of bread costs 20 times more than it did just a few months ago. fuel is in very short supply, and if you can find it, it is also very expensive. with you despite all of that the rebels are making advantages. they are pushing on to president bashar al assad's military bases surrounding his military bases. there's no hope here for a diplomatic solution. the rebels don't want one. they say the only solution they wi
MSNBC
Dec 19, 2012 2:30am PST
that russia's confidence in the regime is slipping. news that richard engel was safely freed from syrian kidnappers is attracting a ton of attention online and relief in the nbc family. richard described his ordeal yesterday on the "today" show. >> as we were moving along the road, the kidnappers came across a checkpoint. so we were in the back of what you would think of as a machinemachin minivan. as we were driving along, the kidnappers saw this checkpoint, started a gunfight with it. two of the kidnappers were killed. we climbed out of the vehicle, and the rebels took us. >> engel who has been reporting on the syrian conflict since it began was safely moved to turkey. >>> as president obama prepares his second term cabinet, is he looking to find a spot for american express ceo chenault. he may replace timothy geithner in treasury department. the amex executive is a long-time ally of the president and already serves on his jobs council. >>> to business news, after an extensive investigation by regulators, ubs will pay a $1.5 billion fine admitting to fraud. for more on that, we
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 6:30pm EST
reporting in. >>> and all of us in journalism is happy to report that richard engel is free and safe. he was held captive five days in syr syria. as they wrestle for power, i want to bring in abc's foreign affairs correspondent martha radda raddatz. >> reporter: they ambush bid a dozen heavily armed men. one of the rebels they were with was exkutd on the spot in front of them. they were blindfolded, hands down and threatened with death. he talked about it after he was freed this morning. >> they made us choose who would be shot first. they pretended to shoot gazi several times. >> reporter: gazi is one of the crew. they escaped at a check point after a fire fight where two of the kidnappers were killed. is still an american freelance journalist who is still hostage in syria. is this a reminder how out of control things are in syria. a conflict, as you know that has already clamd more than 40,000 lives. >> so many dangerous journeys into syria by reporters. and we think of all those who live there and who have suffered so much. thank you, martha, reporting in. we did celebrate th
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